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16 years ago

Postby Rkiver » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:54 pm

I joined here on October 1st 2002.

16 fucking years ago. Where the hell has the time gone?

Since then, I have gotten married, have a daughter, started my own business, travelled to the US, Amsterdam for IBC, going to conventions in the UK....
And played a lot of games, every single one of Introversions games, so recently I took them all back out,and played them all again. And they actually still hold up pretty damn well.

So, all of the rest of you old timers, if you are even still around, what the hell have you done in the past 16 years?
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Re: 16 years ago

Postby VoiD88 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:15 am

Sad to say, I've not been that successful in the past... Mainly because I've been sort of a slacker in RL.

But as they say, a fault confessed is half redressed: I finally managed to get started on a second apprenticeship in August after applying and re-applying all over the country for 4 years. Here in germany, not having finished an apprenticeship is a real career killer, you can't do anything but the most menial jobs since no company is going to hire you. I'm 34 years old now, that's why it took me 4 years to finally find one (most companies want apprentices just out of school, where the person can still be shaped like they want them to be).

My new boss is actually a brit, even more reason for me to like the UK much more than my own effing country. If I had the money, I'd move to England :mrgreen:

So now I fully intend to throw everything I got into this apprenticeship. After 15 years of doing the most crappy jobs, I fully realize by now that this is the last chance I'm going to get to make something out of my life. And I will not let this chance go to waste, even though I'd have liked an apprenticeship in a different speciality of this profession; I wanted to become IT specialist for application development, but my new company only trains IT specialists for system integration. Doesn't matter, I'm finally in the IT business, I can still specialize in a different field after my apprenticeship is done! :D

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